Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).

A 1972 abstract, wonderfully coloured, oil on canvas, signed bottom right hand corner ( barely discernible ). A superb Roberto Lauro study into the motion of light.

Size : 50 cm. ( 19 3/4" ) x 40 cm. ( 15 3/4" ).

Condition : excellent.

Please note that , due to the unclear signature, I personally contacted the artist re this painting and he confirmed to me in writing that it is indeed one of his works and that seeing it again brought back fond memories for him. Roberto Lauro is still very active in the art world - please have a look at his website.
Biography :
1932
Born Isle of Jersey, UK
1940
Moved to Switzerland with his family
1948
Studied in Amsterdam, Bern, and Zurich
1958
Began working independently as a painter and industrial graphic designer
1989
Launches a new technique combining glass and steel in a unique style
1992
Publishes a catalogue raisonne, Eine Retrospektive, covering a 45 year career
1993
Creates A Retrospective, a unique sculpture in a table top form that contains his catalogue raisonne and an original lithograph
1993–1995
Begins work on a number of large scale public outdoor commissions, including Light Columns for a Bank building, and a commission of a sculpture-fountain in Oetwil am See.
2001
Creates a wall sculpture entitled "Color Poems of the Yearly Cycle. A linen bound book enclosed in a unique plexi display with a one - of a - kind metal and glass sculpture,containing 12 linocuts each printed in colors and signed.
Roberto Lauro's sculpural work work is spontaneous and loaded with energy. The furrows, rifts, cracks and scars in the metal allow light to enter; it is then reflected back by the glass (which he likes to refer to as Athe soul@). His work is a clear statement of our times, uniting the intellect and the heart in search of the spiritual. Like the interplay of light and shadow, his sculpture combines fragile, transparent glass with solid, heavy iron. These colorful and luminous sculptures convey a powerful presence and emit vibrant positive energy.
While playing with a torn napkin many years ago, the artist suddenly realized that three-dimensional space was created with light. After experimenting with sheet metal and an axe to mimic the torn napkin, the result was his first three-dimensional picture. He then proceeded to learn to work with metal by utilizing the exposed Ascar-like@ welded seam as a compositional element. In his search to add Alife@ or Asoul@ to his creations, Lauro became concerned with the structural behavior of metal and glass. Well aware of the crucial importance of light, he knew the addition of glass would bring more light into his sculptures. This technique was not without challenges and had never been previously mastered.

With their jagged exteriors and translucent cores, the spectacular sculptures created by the synergy of metal and glass are powerful - yet fragile. Lauro has created and mastered his own idiom and proven that through the artist sheer will and vision, seemingly incompatible materials such as iron and glass can indeed be combined.

1988–present
Exclusive U.S. Representation: Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions

2004
Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert
2004
ART IN THE FRAME FOUNDATION: The Harbour Gallery, Isle of Jersey
2003
Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst,, Bonstetten, Switzerland
2003
Galerie Annamarie Anderson, Zurich, Switzerland 2003
2002
“Color and Light,” Austerer-Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, USA
2002
“Color and Light: the art of Roberto Lauro,” Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2002
“Flower Power,” with Ed Baynard, Roberto Azank, Siegward Sprotte, and Daniel Phil, Austerer-Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, USA
2001
Austerer-Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, USA
1998
Skulpturen und Bilder, Galerie am Opernring Vienna, Austria
1997
Work of 18 Swiss Artists, Pentimenti Gallery Philadelphia, PA
1997
Kunst zu Gast, Lehnkering AG Frankfurt, Germany
1996,98
Eleonore Austerer Gallery San Francisco, CA
1996
Tan Gallery Zurich, Switzerland
1995
Cultural Forum Urdorf, Switzerland
1995
Schloss Haiding (Castle) Austria
1994
Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst Bonstetten, Germany
1992
Villa Sassa, Galleria Poltera Lugano/Switzerland
1992
Tan Gallery Zurich, Switzerland
1991
Ann Jacob Gallery Atlanta, GA
1990,93
Eleonore Austerer Gallery San Francisco, CA
1986,88,93
FYI the Ciba-Geigy Corporate Collection Basel, Switzerland
1986
Semaine Suisse, Rouen, France

ITEM ID
CA 58
MEDIA
Oil Paint, Canvas
STYLE
Abstract

Roberto Lauro ( 1932 - ), Swiss Artist, " Bewegung des Lichtes" ( Motion of Light).

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